Paracas textile, Peru. Repinned by Elizabeth VanBuskirk. These small fiber creations were made, using rare knitting techniques, by Peruvian knitters & weavers 2000 years ago. They were attached to the edges of fine woven mantles.Textiles from this period were made as grave goods in mummy bundles. Many depict the celebration of Mother Earth & agriculture or dancing or flying shaman dressed in dramatically appended animal costumes influenced by the earlier Chavin culture of Northwestern Peru.